What’s the PageRank of your university and what’s yours and are they related?

PageRank is this well known Google measure of how influential a web page is.

Name of the school PageRank
Stanford University 9
University of Toronto
(I got my B.Sc. and M.Sc. there!)
University of Waterloo 8
École Polytechnique de Montréal (got my Ph.D. there) 8
Simon Fraser 8
University of Calgary 8
University of Alberta 8
Université de Montréal (I did a post-doc there) 8
Université de Sherbrooke (I taught a couple of courses there) 8
Dalhousie University 8
McGill University 8
Concordia University 8
Université Laval 8
University of New Brunswick (I am an adjunct prof. there) 7
Laurentian University 7
Université du Québec à Montréal (my employer!) 7
Acadia University (I was an assistant prof. there once) 7
Université de Moncton 7
Université du Québec (main site) 7
Université du Québec à Chicoutimi 7
Université du Québec en Outaouais 7
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières 7

I can also compare the PageRank of some researcher’s home page…

Name of the school PageRank
Jim Gray 7
Daniel Lemire (old URL) 6
Peter Turney 6
Harold Boley 6
Owen Kaser 5
Martin Brooks 5
Dan Kucerovsky 5
Will Fitzgerald 5
Serge Dubuc 5
Eamonn Keogh 5
Alberto Mendelzon 5
Guy Mineau 4
Yuhong Yan 4
Robert Godin (old page) 4
Philippe Gabrini 4
Mamadou Tadiou 4
Guy Tremblay 2

Conclusions so far:

  1. Larger English-speaking schools get a higher PageRank. In Canada, the largest school, the University of Toronto had the top school (equal to Stanford). Somewhat smaller but very reputable schools like McGill don’t stand out.
  2. There seems to be no obvious correlation between the PageRank of a researcher and its university’s. This is somewhat surprising. Researchers at Laval University scored really badly for example, despite a solid PageRank for their university.

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Daniel Lemire

A computer science professor at the University of Quebec (TELUQ).

One thought on “What’s the PageRank of your university and what’s yours and are they related?”

  1. That is interesting. I do not know this link. The researcher’s page ranking seems to be the appearance on the web. Many researchers do not care. So they have bad ranking.

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